Counterfeit cash spent in Ranch
A customer bought goods with a counterfeit $50 bill July 29 at the My Goods Modern Mart/Conoco station in the 6600 block of Timberline Road in Highlands Ranch.
The bill was missing the reflective color shifting ink, the security strip and the watermark, and there were no colored fibers within the body of the paper, which was heavy in weight.
Mannequin stripped at Ren Fest
A black leather vest featuring gold buckles, valued at $165, was taken off a mannequin in broad daylight outside one of the vendor booths Aug. 3 at the Renaissance Festival in Larkspur.
The manager of the booth had turned away for just a few minutes and did not see who might have taken it. The following day, a four-ounce flask was taken from another vendor booth at the festival.
Risky robbery in RTD lot
A 2000 Subaru Impreza was broken into sometime between 7:30 and 11 p.m. Aug. 4 at the RTD parking garage, located directly behind the Douglas County Sheriff’s Substation in Highlands Ranch.
The passenger window, with an estimated value of $400, was shattered, and a $60 backpack in addition to an iHome speaker system, valued at $40, was stolen from the vehicle.
Construction sites vandalized
Three construction sites were vandalized in one week in Douglas County between July 24 and 31, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
A total of $1,600 in construction tools including a laser level, receiver, tripod and measuring stick were taken from a construction trailer sometime between the close of business July 24 and the morning of July 25 in the 8300 block of S. Valley Highway in Inverness. Five nights later, undisclosed equipment and a data log were stolen from a job site on the 4700 block of North Colorado 83 in Franktown.
Sometime overnight on July 30, someone drove through a fence at a site in the 500 block of Happy Canyon Road in Castle Pines and proceeded to steel the wheels off a front loader and remove a key from the glovebox of the broken-down vehicle.
Garage burglars strike again
Five garages were reported to have been broken into in Douglas County between July 29 and 31, four of them in Highlands Ranch. Garage door openers were taken from vehicles at two of the residence. A $4,000 yellow Yeti bicycle was taken from a garage in the 11000 block of Valleybrook Circle in Highlands Ranch. And in Parker, a resident of the 10200 block of Mica Way had two lacrosse sticks, a yellow DeWalt cordless drill, an orange Black & Decker electric shrub trimmer and a black and white Never Summer longboard, with a combined value of $755, removed from a garage he thinks he left open overnight while he was sleeping.